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The U.S.-Trained Warlords Committing Atrocities in Afghanistan

Even by Afghan standards, the easternmost part of Uruzgan province is remote, mountainous and poor. It sits 200 miles southwest of Kabul along a highway pockmarked with IEDs and plagued by roving bandits. The road is often impassable, choked by snow in winter and fighting in summer. Most of the tens of thousands of residents […]

US Delivers 120 Trucks of Weapons to SDF: Report

The US government has reportedly sent a new shipment of weapons and ammunitions to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as part of the military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. According to Sputnik, 120 trucks, packed with standard weaponries and armoured vehicles, were delivered to the SDF on Tuesday. The report also claims […]

Iranian State-Backed Cyber Spies Becoming Increasingly Skilled, Says Report

A group of cyber spies with close links to the Iranian government is becoming increasingly competent and adept, and could soon bring down entire computer networks, according to a leading cyber security firm. The California-based cyber security company FireEye said that it has been monitoring the operations of the mysterious group of cyber spies since […]

Pressure Building: All Sides Are Turning Against Silicon Valley

The tech geniuses and entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley have been lauded for their creativity and innovation, held up as models of financial enterprise and economic brilliance. But lately opinions have been changing. Now the titans of technology are being regarded more as 19th century robber barons. According to Ben Smith in There’s Blood In The […]

Nuclear Weapons: Who Are The World’s Haves And Have Nots?

More than two-thirds of the world’s countries are calling for a global ban on nuclear weapons. DW examines the questions over the state of weapons stockpiles, disarmament deals and their chances of success. A large number of national representatives currently attending the General Assembly in New York have already signed the UN Treaty on the […]

US Facing Court Challenges From Drone ‘Kill List’ Survivors

One afternoon, three suspected al-Qaeda militants arrived at the door of a house in Mukalla, eastern Yemen, demanding to speak with Salem bin Ali Jaber, a local imam. It is August 2012, and the United States is conducting a covert drone war in the skies above Yemen against al-Qaeda, which is gaining a foothold in […]

Gazprom’s Power of Siberia-2 Pipeline to China Getting Closer

Russian energy major Gazprom is to hold talks with Beijing on the route of its second pipeline to deliver natural gas from Russia to China said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. The Power of Siberia-2 or the so-called western route pipeline is expected to deliver 30 billion cubic meters of gas. “The interest in […]

President Trump To Unleash The CIA Drones – Video

According to recent media reports, President Trump is planning to lift the restrictions on the CIA’s use of drones worldwide. Will this new “counterterrorism” strategy create more terrorists than it kills?

Wikileaks Says Russia Spied On Internet And Mobile Users

Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. It’s the first time the organization has leaked (what it claims is) material directly pertaining to the Russian state, TechCrunch says. As ever, nothing is straightforward when it comes […]

Researchers Link CCleaner Hack to Cyberespionage Group

The recent attack that resulted in 2.2 million users installing infected versions of a popular Windows system optimization tool might have been the work of a sophisticated cyberespionage group with a history of software supply chain compromises. Researchers from two security companies have established links between the malicious code surreptitiously added to the program’s installer […]

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine Vows Carnage for New Axis of Evil – Editorial

This was no “deeply philosophical address”. And hardly a show of “principled realism” – as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was “American carnage,” to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller. One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president […]

America’s Amnesia – Editorial

Everything wrong with the new ten-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War is apparent in the first five minutes. A voice from nowhere intones about a war “begun in good faith” that somehow ran off the rails and killed millions of people. We see a firefight and a dead soldier in a body bag being […]

Senate Votes to Buy More Military Planes Than Pentagon Requested

The Senate voted 89-8 to pass a $700 billion national security measure that would permit $60 billion of war spending, exceed President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and bust through budget caps. The measure would authorize 94 F-35 jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp., 24 more than requested by the president and seven more than the […]

Could Kurdish Independence Spark An Oil War? – Editorial

As the date of the Kurdish independence referendum approaches, oil industry moguls should be concerned about an oil production war between Iran and headless Iraq. The Kurds are expected to vote on their political status in late September. A vote in the affirmative would mean that Iraq would lose a chunk of its northern areas, […]